Axiom Space saves the International Space Station (ISS). But not the one in low Earth orbit. The full-sized mockup at the Fry’s Electronics store in Webster, Texas. Axiom will lease the sprawling retail site for its engineering operations. Building out the workspace, offices, and lab space underneath the ISS mockup. If you’re not familiar with Axiom, they’re building the first commercial space station.Read more “Axiom Saves The International Space Station (Mockup)”
Fry’s Electronics Stars in Nope
Jordan Peele’s “Nope” is one of the weirdest, weird ass UFO movie I’ve ever seen. The weirdest thing in that movie was Fry’s Electronics. Why would a zombie retailer that closed in February 2021 be in a UFO movie in July 2022?Read more “Fry’s Electronics Stars in Nope”
Fry’s Electronics Shut Down One Year Ago
Fry’s Electronics shut down suddenly but not unexpectedly one year ago on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. I made 14 videos covering the zombie retailer from September 2019 through August 2021. Take a trip down memory lane.
- Is Fry’s Electronics Going Out of Business? (9/7/2019)
- Is Fry’s Electronics Really Going Out of Business? (09/29/2019)
- Will Fry’s Electronics Have New Inventory For Black Friday? (10/27/2019)
- Will Santa Claus Save Fry’s Electronics on Black Friday? (11/22/2019)
- Black Friday 2019 @ Fry’s Electronics (11/29/2019)
- Fry’s Electronics Closed Two Stores During Holidays (01/08/2020)
- Will Fry’s Electronics Shut Down On 01/20/2020? (01/19/2020)
- Big Tech YouTuber Bitwit Discovers Fry’s Electronics Going Out of Business (02/29/2020)
- Are Real Estate Developers Shutting Down Fry’s Electronics? (04/19/2020)
- 6 Little-Known Updates About Fry’s Electronics (11/22/2020)
- Will Real Estate Developers Close Fry’s Electronics in 2021? (01/10/2021)
- The REAL ESTATE DEAL That SHUT DOWN Fry’s Electronics (02/28/2021)
- Fact Checking TechLinked on Fry’s Electronics #SHORTS (03/02/2021)
- International Space Station Shuts Down! #SHORTS (08/04/2021)
You can also check out my Fry’s Electronics playlist on YouTube.
International Space Station Shuts Down! #SHORTS
On February 24, 2021, Fry’s Electronics shut down after nearly 36 years. Including the Webster, TX, store (outside of Houston) that had a full-sized mockup of the International Space Station (ISS). This short video is a montage of pictures taken from inside the store.
Fact Checking TechLinked on Fry’s Electronics #SHORTS
Madison at TechLinked covered Fry’s Electronics shutting down last week. I’ve noticed some inaccuracies in her statements and decided to fact check them in this short video.
The REAL ESTATE DEAL That SHUT DOWN Fry’s Electronics
Fry’s Electronics has finally shut down. At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the website made it official with a front-page memo. After 36 years in business, Fry’s Electronics ceased operations for 31 stores in nine states. Management blamed online shopping and COVID-19 for this sudden but not unexpected shutdown.
But online shopping and COVID-19 didn’t kill this zombie retailer.
An earlier announcement took place the day before. Planning documents filed with the city would turn the San Jose headquarters store into a tech campus. If you watched my previous videos, real estate deals resulted in store closures in the last 18 months. This real estate deal was so big that it shut down the entire company.Read more “The REAL ESTATE DEAL That SHUT DOWN Fry’s Electronics”
Will Real Estate Developers Close Fry’s Electronics in 2021?
A clear pattern has emerged with Fry’s Electronics store closings since 2019. Almost every store closure resulted from a real estate developer buying out the lease and/or property. The exception being the North Sacramento store that “temporarily closed” after looters broke in last June. Here are four new stories about our favorite zombie retailer.Read more “Will Real Estate Developers Close Fry’s Electronics in 2021?”
6 Little-Known Updates About Fry’s Electronics
The coronavirus pandemic has been the perfect storm for Fry’s Electronics. Closed stores offered only curbside pickup and deliveries. Opened stores had less inventory and fewer employees than before. Since every retailer is zombie retailer these days, there’s nothing special about Fry’s Electronics. I’ll cover six little known updates about Fry’s Electronics.Read more “6 Little-Known Updates About Fry’s Electronics”
Are Real Estate Developers Shutting Down Fry’s Electronics?
Since the Palo Alto store closing announcement in September 2019, I’ve made eight videos about Fry’s Electronics Electronics being a zombie retailer. Empty parking lot, barren shelves, few customers, and the salesclerks unhelpful as always. I mentioned in some videos that I thought real estate developers would dictate future store closings. This week the San Jose Mercury News reported on a developer’s proposal to turn Fry’s Electronics’s San Jose store, warehouse, and corporate headquarters into a multi-building tech campus for 10,000 employees. Are real estate developers shutting down Fry’s Electronics?
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Big Tech YouTuber Bitwit Discovers Fry’s Electronics Going Out of Business
Fry’s Electronics used to be where local PC builders scanned the full-page newspaper ads at the entrance and went inside to buy parts. None of the big tech YouTubers that I follow had anything to say about Fry’s going out of business in recent months. That changed when Kyle and Heather of Bitwit drove over to the Fry’s Burbank store to check out what viewers have been telling them for months. They made the shocking discovery that the rumors were all true. Not just at the Burbank store but also the Las Vegas store.Read more “Big Tech YouTuber Bitwit Discovers Fry’s Electronics Going Out of Business”